Stan Bassett Youth Center

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After School Daily Activities


The Stan Basset Youth Center (SBYC) free-flowing activity philosophy promotes the growth of youth through a wide range of group and individual educational, recreational, technological, and cultural activities.

The Ellensburg Youth Center will be open for an After School program Monday through Friday, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Youth in 3rd to 8th grade will receive homework help and also participate in fun filled arts and crafts activities, STEM activities, active games and more! The Youth Center will open early on early release days.

After School Drop-In Registration
All youth are required to be registered prior to attending the Youth Center.
Register Online - Create an account and register for a Youth Center Yearly Membership

Summer Activities 

Summer Age Groups
Youth Center Daily Drop-In and Summer Trips are open to youth entering 3rd to 8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year, no exceptions.

Summer Daily Drop-In
Youth will participate in fun filled arts and crafts activities, STEM activities, active games and more. Summer Drop-In Programs will be held Monday through Thursday afternoons, with activities from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm! There are no "re-entry" privileges; youth exiting the program for the day will not be readmitted. 

Summer Daily Drop-In Registration
Register Online - Create an account and register for a Youth Center Yearly Membership


Summer Trips
The Stan Bassett Youth Center (SBYC) offers a wide variety of summer trips to area attractions and events. Trip include adventures to the Point Defiance Zoo, beach days, the Woodland Park Zoo day, hikes/nature walks, and many more. Summer trips provide youth with an opportunity to bond with other youth, and to visit a wide range of attractions which they may otherwise be unable to visit. Check out the list of summer trips: SBYC Summer Trip Flyer. 

Summer Trip Registration 
Summer trips require a separate registration. Summer trips open for registration on May 23, 2022, register online or in person at the Stan Bassett Youth Center between noon and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Register Online: Summer Trip Registration

Please Note: Space is EXTREMELY limited. Space is limited for each trip, trip spots can only be reserved with registration and when required, payment.

Staff and Volunteers


Youth are supervised and instructed by a well trained staff and countless talented, dedicated, passionate volunteers. Parents and community members are always welcome to visit the center and/or volunteer.

Virtual Learning Resources


The Youth Center has compiled a list of Virtual Learning Resources to help engage youth in learning at home. Subjects include Reading, Math, Science, Music, Foreign Language, Nutrition, Physical Education Virtual Learning Resources

    Facility Information


    The Youth Center is comprised of a large games room, lounge area, and computer lab.

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    Contact


    David Hurn
    Youth Programs Coordinator
    406 E. Capitol
    Ellensburg, WA 98926

    P. (509) 925-8604
    Email

    Hours


    Open Monday through Friday
    School Year Hours
    2:00 to 6:00 PM

    Early School Release Hours
    12:30 to 6:00 PM

    Summer & School Closure Hours
    Noon to 5:00 PM